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NHL Morning Papers: When will players learn to respect each other?

If you haven’t seen it already, here is a clip of Randy Jones’ hit-from-behind on an unsuspecting Patrice Bergeron. After watching this clip, I don’t even know what to say. I mean, this hit was just plain ruthless. Jones followed through on the hit and buried Bergeron’s face directly into the end boards. Now, some people have said that this isn’t Jones’ game; that the defenseman doesn’t play this dirty style of play. Even so, that is irrelevant in my opinion. Past history of dirty play or not, this hit deserves a severe suspension. Think about it, Bergeron could have broken his neck. In my opinion, there is no dirtier hit in hockey than a hit-from-behind. It is cowardly, cheap and completely unnecessary. If the NHL wants to put an end to these ridiculous hits, they will give Jones at least a 15+ game suspension and set a strong precedent that would discourage other players from hitting-from-behind.

Here are the Eastern Conference morning papers:


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For Illegal Curve, I’m Richard Pollock.